court of limited jurisdiction


court of limited jurisdiction
A term which lacks precision as a description of a court, since there may be limitations upon the jurisdiction of a court properly classed as a court of general jurisdiction; a term sometimes used for an inferior court, a court not of record, one whose judgments do not carry the verity of those of a court of general jurisdiction and may he questioned unless jurisdiction appears upon the face of the proceedings. Lessee of Grignon v Astor (US) 2 How 319, 341, l l L Ed 283, 292; Hahn v Kelly, 34 Cal 391; 20 Am J2d Courts § 103; a court of special jurisdiction, such as a juvenile court. 31 Am J Rev ed Juv Ct § 5.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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